Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Needlework Tuesday - Shawls

Needlework Tuesday is an occasional post detailing my needlework and/or crafting projects.

These last two weeks I worked on two projects.

Waiting for Rain on ravelry.com is complete...mostly   It turned out better than I thought it was going to. I just love the yarn and the colour.  I haven't blocked it yet, but I think that'll even out the lacy sections quite a bit, so it's on my to-do list. In the meantime, it's quite lovely the way it is (even if I have to say so myself). Here's what it looks like:

The pattern was quite easy to follow once I got the hang of it. It's a lot more conversational than some of those old stuffy patterns of years past. I'm definitely going to look for more patterns by this designer. I already have one in mind...The Rain Outside is a sister piece to this one, but she has lots of pretty ones to choose from.

The other project I worked on is....another shawl!!! Meadowside is another one from ravelry.com. I really loved it when I saw it in my local yarn store. Bright and colourful. I liked the idea that it was made from sock yarn. However, I picked two fairly drab colours because the yarn was 50% off and at the time that's all they had in the sale basket. I loved the idea of spending less than $20 on a shawl instead of +$200. Well, I'm not loving it now. The colours are dull-ish and the pattern is super simple.  Not very challenging. It's fairly similar to another one I made awhile ago, which I should have recognized just by looking at the photos, but didn't. Anyway, I'm finding it pretty boring to knit and look at. Here's what it looks like so far:

If I hadn't already purchased the pattern, I probably would just rip it out and make something else. The one interesting thing about the pattern is that you knit two rows with one colour followed by two rows of the other, which makes for a stripy effect.   Oh, well. I'm sure it's going to turn out okay-ish.  Maybe it'll grow on me.  

Another project should arrive soon from the Mary Maxim's Knit Club of the Month. I got a notice today that the package was sent out. However, it may or may not show up. It'll depend on whether or not there's a strike/lockout with Canada Post.  I can only hope that there's a resolution or that they'll get it here before the deadline on Friday.  Last time, it took 6 days.  I wonder what Mary Maxim is going to do if there's no mail service. Do you think I could convince someone that my knitting project is an essential item? ;) 

This week I'm going to continue to work on my so-not-exciting shawl, while I wait to see if I get another package.

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts.    If you'd done any crafting this week that you'd like to share with others, please head over to Heather's blog and use the Mr. Linky to link up your post, so others can enjoy your creations.  

1 comment:

  1. Waiting for Rain is stunning. you hit it right on with the colour. Give the other one a chance. The black and red yarn looks cool.

    I think I need to do another shawl when I finish my current knitting project.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.


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